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UK government announces new AI 'sector deal' with tech industry

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:51
Technology companies have promised to invest more than £300 million in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) as part of a new 'sector deal' struck with the UK government.
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Injunction can be served via text message, rules UK judge

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:56
A married businessman was granted permission to serve a court injunction by text message to prohibit an alleged blackmailer from disclosing details of an affair he had.
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Apple agrees back tax repayment deal with Irish government

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 09:45
The Irish government and Apple have signed a legal agreement which will enable Ireland to begin recovery of around €13 billion worth of state aid granted to the company between 2003 and 2014.
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Tech startups to transform UK oil and gas industry

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:12
ANALYSIS: The North Sea was built on innovation and enterprise, so it is not surprising that the well-publicised difficulties of recent years have led to a host of new technology startups.
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US court drops long-running data access case involving Microsoft

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:15
A long-running case over whether US authorities have a right to access data stored outside of the country has been brought to an end.
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MPs raise ‘serious concerns’ over NHS Digital stewardship of data

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:46
A group of UK MPs said it had “serious concerns” over the ability of the senior leadership of NHS Digital to understand and protect health and social care data.
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Complex disputes driving up tax tribunal backlog

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:46
The number of outstanding tax disputes waiting to be heard by the UK tribunals has continued to rise, as the high profile crackdown on tax avoidance by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) continues.
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Tribunal: journalist entitled to obtain tax appeal documentation

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:38
A journalist should generally be entitled to obtain copies of documentation lodged with the tribunal as part of a tax appeal, including the grounds of appeal and the response of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the Upper Tribunal (UT) has ruled.
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Patent strategy needed for developing connected and autonomous cars

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:52
ANALYSIS: Businesses looking to develop connected and autonomous cars must consider how they will access patented technology central to the way those vehicles will operate.
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Heavy digital focus to new UK consumer and competition law plans

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:08
The UK government is to consider whether the powers that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has at its disposal are fit for the digital age as part of a major review of the UK's competition law framework.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Infrastructure must be built with connected and autonomous vehicles in mind

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:39
ANALYSIS: The mainstream adoption of new connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) will depend on infrastructure being updated with CAV technologies in mind: in this respect, collaboration between the infrastructure and technology sectors is essential.
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France entitled to ban UberPop service

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 08:01
France is entitled to prosecute Uber for operating its 'UberPop' carpooling service in breach of French law without first notifying the European Commission, the EU's highest court has ruled.
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UK 4G and 5G auctions raise more than £1.3bn

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:41
More than £1.3 billion has been raised from the latest '4G' and '5G' spectrum auctions in the UK, the country's telecoms regulator has announced.
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Plans to create '5G city' in the UK outlined

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:20
A new '5G city' is to be established in the UK, the government has confirmed.
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Fibre broadband business rates relief rules finalised

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 09:05
Telecoms companies installing new fibre broadband networks in England will not have to pay business rates on impacted land under new laws set to come into force later this month.
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UK explains how NIS Directive will apply to digital service providers

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 11:12
Online marketplaces, online search engines and cloud computing service providers operating in the UK can expect new guidance to be issued to help them comply with the EU's Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, the UK government has said.
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Design specified for UK's universal service obligation for broadband

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 09:46
The design of the UK's new universal service obligation (USO) for broadband has been specified in law.
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UK invests in 'immersive technologies' to boost creative industries sector

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 15:35
Plans to invest in the use and development of "immersive technologies", such as virtual and augmented reality, have been set out by the UK government as part of a package of measures to support the country's creative industries.
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UK government confirms changes to discount rate calculation method

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 09:44
The way in which the discount rate applied to lump sum personal injury payments is calculated will be changed in order to "better reflect evidence of actual investment habits", the UK government has confirmed.
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Ruling highlights gap in the law on software

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 14:25
ANALYSIS: A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal in London highlights a gap in the law on software, and should prompt a change in UK legislation.
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